Imagine that you want to energize your body:
You can go to the gym one day, to the swimming pool the following day and do some light jogging the third day.
Every sport will energize your body.
The same goes for meditation.
You are free!
What matters is that you feel excited by what you do.
Excitement is what motivates you.
If you repeat a practice in a systematic way without truly feeling thrilled, you might miss the point altogether.
The goal is to gain total freedom.
If you walk a path one day, it does not mean that you need to walk the same path for the next twenty years of your life.
Your mind is naturally calling for change and diversity.
It can be more exciting to immerse yourself in different streams rather than sticking to a single one.
Your instinct is your guiding force.
If you don’t know what you want or what to do, simply go with the flow of what feels the most natural.
If I was giving you some new techniques, I would usually tell you to try this technique for a week and then shift to the next one.
If you feel like you are “digging” deeper every day into a practice and truly feel thrilled by mastering a technique, you can of course stick with one practice for as long as you want.
It is essential that your mind stays awake and alert.
Free yourself from anything which limits you in any way.
The goal is not the discipline itself.
The goal is usually an increase in life force and energy, expansion of awareness, self realization and much more.
You can see that some of these experiences can sometimes be achieved instantly with any technique without any form of discipline or perseverance.
If you focus on the discipline aspect of what you do, you will usually miss the point and rigidify your mind.
At the same time, technique can be important and you develop it by training a given skill.
Here is another example:
Imagine cooking the same meal over and over again.
Your taste will get bored, right?
Why limit your experience when you can actually diversify your approach and touch on many different streams.
When you have to make a choice, trust your instinct and go for what you want.
Don’t let anyone limit you within a rigid mind set.
Free yourself from any form of alienation.
If you still can’t decide between shifting techniques or not, ask yourself these simple questions:
· Is my choice going to isolate me or free me?
· Does this create an expansion or a limitation of my consciousness?
· Will I feel energized or drained?
· What is the option I feel the most excited about?
Your mind can get bored.
Emotional satisfaction is a big part of any spiritual step.
There is no need to limit your senses or the satisfaction you get from practicing anything spiritual.
Today’s society is already packed with limiting mind sets.
No need to ad to the burden.
Go with the flow and choose for what gives you the highest level of satisfaction, pleasure, energy and excitement.
If any technique or choice limits the flow of life force in your being, than shift directions and always connect with what energizes you and frees you.
It is the best way to keep you spiritual evolution, awake, alive and exciting.